Bing The Ultra Light Hiker

Canoeing the Macalister

We spent yesterday (5 ½ hours) white water canoeing on the Macalister River in our new ‘Old Town Pack Angler’ canoes which worked wonderfully. What was not so wonderful was that our JR, Tiny fell out of Della’s canoe unnoticed … Continued

Waterproof Snaplock Bags

Aloksak make really great waterproof to 200 metres snaplock bags. This one is even big enough to put your rifle in (great for canoeing/boating/hunting trips). It is the only waterproof gun bag I know of:

Alcohol Simmer Stoves

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Alcohol simmer stoves: these Brasslite stoves are GREAT – I have the ‘Turbo 1-D’ (47 grams) and the ‘Trailbaker’: Aaron now makes leg extensions for them to improve stability. these would be excellent providing you can fit them in … Continued

Lightweight Fishing Rods & Reels

If you are interested in hiking/fishing, these lightweight rods and reels are interesting too ( and these are just about the best hand casters in the world: See also:

Lightweight Hiking Links

Interested in lightweight HIKING? This set of Links will set you off on some wonderful adventures… eg Brasslite alcohol stoves, down booties, Rutalocura products inc carbon fibre trekking poles & Tenkara fly rods for same, pack rifles, etc: Titanium … Continued

Grand Strzelecki Track

 7 ½ hours walking the ‘Grand Strzelecki Track’ doing a section (Jeeralang West Rd to Branniffs Rd) which is supposedly 12 km. This was the longest 12 km we have ever walked. I would estimate the last four hours along … Continued

Hiking the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

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Bill Bryson has a new book on the year 1927, which is a very interesting idea for a book (Review here: I enjoyed his one about hiking the Appalachian trail ( )

Hunting the Wonnangatta-Moroka

  Back from one of my favourite places in Wonnangatta-Moroka: six hours walk in from my car & five hours drive from here to the closest driveable location. This has to be one of the remotest areas in Victoria. Deer … Continued

Our New Lightweight Tent

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Our new TENT (A father’s day present!) z-pack’s hexamid solo plus tarp ( = 176 grams) mated with their double poncho/groundsheet ( = 173 grams), Total 349 grams plus guys and pegs and carbon fibre  pole (57 grams) if not … Continued

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